Thursday May 28th: Mick Donnellan’s New Monologue to be performed at Scripts Ireland Playwrighting Event.

​  You are cordially invited to: Alive and Online as part of the Scripts Ireland Playwrighting Festival. Thursday 28th of May. *8.30pm.* Tune in on this link: https://youtu.be/qw2eFhK4KU8 Join the Facebook event here: https://facebook.com/events/s/alive-online/237058244381110/?ti=as Further information on: www.scriptsireland.com Thursday May 28th will see the celebration of the Scripts Ireland Competition which ran from early May and will now… Continue reading Thursday May 28th: Mick Donnellan’s New Monologue to be performed at Scripts Ireland Playwrighting Event.

Mick Donnellan chosen as one of three finalists for prestigious Playwrighting programme with Eugene O’Brien….

Delighted to be a part of this. Especially with Eugene O'Brien (Pure Mule, Eden). A big influence and a great writer. Check out the link below for more. Stay tuned for developments. Thanks all, Mick. News: Finalists Announced ​ After receiving over 70 entries we are delighted to announce the three selected finalists; Lesley Conroy,… Continue reading Mick Donnellan chosen as one of three finalists for prestigious Playwrighting programme with Eugene O’Brien….

Insignia still not scrapped.

Ah, sure lookit. These lads had it sorted. Big operators. Big into the car business. Known for doin yokes up. They wanted the remains on the Insignia. It was imperative they got it. Said they'd give €500. The loved Insignias. Had five or six of them in the forecourt out the back of their mother's… Continue reading Insignia still not scrapped.

The Pole.

There was big talk about this pole. Everyone kept on about the pole. The pole. The pole. I was driving down the road and the phone rang and this foreign lad said: 'We need to talk about the pole?' 'The pole?' 'The pole.' 'What pole?' 'You hit the pole.' 'What pole are you talking about?'… Continue reading The Pole.

The end of the Insignia…

The advice was - don't let her go low on oil, whatever you do. Keep plenty of oil in her. Then later. There was an almighty bang and a plume of smoke. I couldn't see out any of the windows for about twenty seconds. When the cloud cleared, it was like the aftermath of a… Continue reading The end of the Insignia…

Notes on Reviews….

The odd thing about reviews is they're not reviews anymore. They tend to be banal descriptions of the story that begin with what happens at the beginning, give away all the plot points and then spell out the end. There is no opinions, no critical analysis, no understanding of where the title being reviewed fits… Continue reading Notes on Reviews….

Notes on the real artist.

He works in a small town and decides he's got a voice and wants to be an artist. Things the kid wants to do, things the kid wants to say. Most nights he drinks to stop him thinking and hopes to sleep but can never quite get there. Some voice, some emotional turmoil, something wrong… Continue reading Notes on the real artist.

Want to read Mick Donnellan’s novels?

Fisherman's Blues by Mick Donnellan ***** Buy El Niño by Mick Donnellan Now ****** Buy Mokusatsu  now ***** Tales from the Heart - A Collection of New Creative Writing from the Students at Athlone Institute of Technology - Now available on Kindle here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07TN7LXMD/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_cM5BDbBJGY2K9